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Ms Merle Conyer

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Ms Merle Conyer

Mobile 0417285627
Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

Mobile 0417285627

I walk alongside people, teams and communities in support of resilience & wellbeing, recovery from trauma and pathways to justice. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and pragmatic, and considers the political, social, cultural and environmental contexts of people’s lives.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Video / Skype 
  • People consult with me about wide-ranging concerns - for example:
    • sustaining wellbeing and resilience through challenging times
    • healing from trauma
    • navigating significant transitions
    • recovering from burnout and vicarious trauma
    • engaging in redress for institutional abuse
    • facing climate breakdown and environmental destruction

    I offer teams, organisations and community groups skill building in trauma-informed practice, debriefing and wellbeing support - for example:
    • lawyers
    • Aboriginal services
    • staff in social services
    • health professionals
    • chaplains
    • advocacy groups
    • organisations implementing redress programs for institutional abuse

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Burnout, Cultural Issues, Existential Issues, Grief / Bereavement, Life Transitions, Migrant Issues, PTSD, Self Development, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Somatic Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed

    Focusing, Ecotherapy

    I tailor my services to the specific circumstances, preferences and hopes of each person and organisation, drawing upon a diverse skillset.

    You can find out more about my approach and ethic of practice from these interviews:

    'Shifting the Lens on Psychology 2: Colonialism and Practice' - an interview with Megan Williams, Head of Girra Maa Indigenous Health Discipline at the University of Technology Sydney
    'https://2ser.com/shifting-the-lens-on-psychology-2-col

    'Transforming personal and planetary trauma' - an interview with Nicole Gruel, transformational coach
    https://www.drnicolegruel.com/blog/2019/6/15/transforming-personal-and-planetary-trauma-with-merle-conyer

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy - 2013 - Janesen Newman Institute
    • Master of Education - 1997 - University of Wollongong
    • GradDip. Communication Management (HR Development) - 1993 - University of Technology Sydney
    • Dip. Somatic Psychotherapy - 2009 - Somatics Body Oriented Psychotherapy Training
    • Dip. Energetic Healing - 2011 - Nature Care College

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    I am a perpetual student and keep up to date with current developments. Currently I am studying Master of Narrative Therapy & Community Work.

    I consult with several supervisors, including cultural and clinical guidance from Aboriginal mentors.

    I teach and present in diverse contexts, e.g. trauma-informed clinical skills, working with adult survivors, implementing trauma-informed redress, sustaining resilience when working with survivors, psychological responses to climate & ecological crisis.

    Background

    I have held service delivery, management and board roles across health, government, education, community, legal and professional services organisations. Please see my LinkedIn profile for further details: www.linkedin.com/in/merleconyer

    Appointments

    In person in Crows Nest, Sydney
    Via e-video and telephone
    Onsite at agencies



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    Merle Conyer

    Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

    I walk alongside people, teams and communities in support of resilience & wellbeing, recovery from trauma and pathways to justice. My approach is collaborative, compassionate and pragmatic, and considers the political, social, cultural and environmental contexts of people’s lives. ...

    • Crows Nest
    • Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Somatic Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed